For nearly two years, we’ve been returning regularly to Corona Plaza in Queens, under the 7 train platform. Our partner is the Queens Museum, and together we’re serving a diverse community that includes many recent immigrants. The Uni Project is also evaluating how a steady, persistent approach to programming the plaza with books is received. The short answer: Corona tops nearly every metric we record, including the number of patrons per hour, number of children, stay times, and number of families reading together. Corona loves reading and reading together—see it for yourself in the photos below.

Thanks to Alex Garcia of Queens Museum for working with us again to deploy in Corona. Scroll down to see overhead video of the Uni cart deploying on the Plaza.

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New Uni cart rolling out of our remarkable studio space at Queens Plaza. Thanks to our partner: No Longer Empty.

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Thumbs up for word puzzles on the Plaza!

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Keep reading Corona. See you on the plaza soon.

About our “new” name… Street Lab.

Street Lab began in Boston in 2006. In 2011, we moved the organization to NYC and launched the Uni Project, which was a portable reading room that roamed the city. In 2020, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.